Modified 23 Feb 2020, 06:18 IST
Justin Thomas holds a one-shot lead after an eventful third spherical on the WGC-Mexico Championship that included Jon Rahm breaking the course record.
After scores of 67 and 66 over the earlier two days, Thomas continued going in the correct path by signing for a 65 on Saturday, transferring him to 15 underneath par.
The American began and completed his work with bogeys, but in between had eight birdies to place himself clear on the prime of a high-class leaderboard and in pole place for his third title of the 2019-20 PGA Tour season.
Erik van Rooyen and Patrick Reed head the chasing pack after each signed for 67s on the Club de Golf Chapultepec.
Van Rooyen had moved into competition on the midway stage with a 62 that tied the course record – however Rahm went one higher to climb to 11 underneath.
The Spaniard made a brilliant begin with birdies at six of his first seven holes and following three extra after the flip, he produced a shocking hole-in-one at the par-three 17th, his tee shot dropping into the cup on the second bounce.
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“With the beginning I had right now, the one factor in thoughts was making an attempt to get as shut as doable to the leaders,” Rahm – whose solitary blemish throughout a spectacular day got here on the eighth – mentioned after the bottom rating of his skilled profession.
“If I had a great end, I used to be going to have an opportunity tomorrow, and that is type of what gave me a second wind on the again 9.”
Rahm is tied for fourth alongside Ryder Cup team-mate Rory McIlroy (68) and midway chief Bryson DeChambeau, who adopted up Friday’s 63 with a 71 that included a double-bogey seven after discovering water on the sixth.
Englishmen Tyrrell Hatton and Paul Casey are an additional shot again on 10 underneath.
Published 23 Feb 2020, 06:18 IST
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